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£1M donation from York Alumnus

Posted on 3 October 2016

The Department of Chemistry is to benefit from a £1M gift from alumnus Dr Anthony H Wild.

Dr Anthony H Wild

Dr Wild, a leading businessman and philanthropist, has been a long-time supporter of chemistry at York. Along with the £1m donation, Dr Wild has pledged a further £1.37m against funds raised by the Department of Chemistry and the University over the next five years. The gift will support world-leading research and infrastructure projects across atmospheric chemistry and chemical and structural biology. His donation will also help to support future generations of students through the creation of a new teaching facility.

Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of the Department of Chemistry, said: “We are one of the UK's leading departments - recognised internationally for our teaching and research.

“Through Dr Wild’s support we aim to develop yet further and enhance our outstanding facilities and research opportunities for students and academics.”

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